Monday, April 14, 2008
A chocolate lover's cookie!
Warning these cookies are only for true chocolate lovers. They are wonderful. Andy thought they look like Moon Rocks so that is what I have named them. For anyone not GFCF, you could certainly use regular flour instead of the GF Flour and then you wouldn't need the xanthan gum.
GFCF Chocolate Moon Rock Cookies
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks (or chips), divided
1 ½ cups GF Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Mix)
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup raw sugar
6 tablespoons GFCF Margarine (I used Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
½ cup powdered sugar
1. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chunks (I prefer to use a small double boiler and not the microwave, but if you use a microwave – start at 1 min and then 10 second intervals – chocolate burns easily). Stir until smooth and let cool to room temperature.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt in small bowl and set aside.
3. Beat sugar, margarine and vanilla in large mixer bowl until crumbly.
4. Beat in melted chocolate.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Beat in flour mixture.
7. Stir in remaining chocolate chunks.
8. Chill until firm.
9. Shape dough into small balls between one and two inches in diameter and roll balls in powdered sugar.
10. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 to 13 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft.
Makes 3 to 4 dozen depending on the size of the balls you make.